Student Thesaurus

One entry found for dire.
Entry Word: dire
Function: adjective
Text: 1 being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come <a dire forecast of a plunge in stock prices> -- see OMINOUS
2 causing fear <a series of dire tremors that hinted at a huge volcanic eruption> -- see FEARFUL
3 needing immediate attention <a dire need for food and medicine in the famine-stricken country> -- see ACUTE 2